Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Eastern Meadowlark/World Birds

 Eastern Meadowlark

I was just saying a few weeks ago that I had never seen an Eastern Meadowlark...and NOW I have seen three - this one just a few kilometres from home.

This one was very quiet, as was the first one I saw less than a month ago. I mention this because I live in an area where the Western Meadowlark's range overlaps with the Eastern. The two species are difficult to tell apart and their songs are one of the major ways to be sure of which is which.

Napkin, please

Notice the dirty beak. I suspect he had recently extracted worms or grubs from the muddy soil below. It was the evening of a rainy day.

Sitting atop a wild apple tree

I am linking to World Bird Wednesday.

44 comments:

Andy said...

You might have to change your handle from Camera Girl to Nature Girl. I know the feeling when see a rare bird in your area. I get excited and want tell people about it.

Kate said...

Your photos of nature are wonderful. Aren't you lucky to have seen these beautiful birds!

Indrani said...

Lovely captures.

Jill said...

Very exciting! It's really a lovely bird and shots are terrific.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I had never noticed meadowlarks until a bitter winter a couple years ago when they showed up at our feeders. I love how they look.

Lois Evensen said...

Pretty little bird. :)

aka Penelope said...

Now I know why they say “happy as a lark”. There is something optimistic about its sunshine yellow feathers!

Crafty Gardener said...

lovely capture

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.Yes,it does look very much like our Western Meadowlark.

Terri Buster said...

Wonderful shots- he is a pretty bird.

Andrea said...

I love your blog. I always learn something new and your pictures are wonderful. I saw my first Meadowlark this year and posted it weeks back on WBW. They are all around, I hear them, but they are hard to spot. Thanks for another visit with nature ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

TexWisGirl said...

very handsome. congrats on getting to see one (three!) in your area!

rainfield61 said...

It stopped by to say hi to you.

Paul in Powell River said...

Aren't they beauties? It feels good just to see one of them, and getting a picture is always icing on the cake for me. Well done!

Janie said...

Great photos of him. We see (and hear) the western all the time, but I've never seen an eastern.

RedPat said...

I've never seen one either!

Stephanie said...

He is a very pretty bird with the bright yellow.

Lowell said...

You are getting very good at these bird pictures! I think we have meadowlarks by the bushel here in Stone Creek but they don't have that bright yellow chest...sure do make a lot of noise, though!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a handsome fellow!

Gary said...

Beautiful captures!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

NatureStop said...

Great shots and lucky you were able to spot it and I can imagine how excited you must have been:)Have a great day!

Shantana

Carletta said...

He's quite a lovely bird dressed in yellow and black! :)

eileeninmd said...

Just beautiful! The Meadowlark is another one of my favorite birds. Great photos.

bailey-road.com said...

What a beauty he is!

George said...

Your photos of the Meadowlark are marvelous -- even with a dirty beak.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the beautiful bird.

Jack said...

That is one of several yellow birds that go by the name of "those yellow birds" in my book.

LONDONLULU said...

Oh oh, how exciting you saw three just like that - this one's also a real beauty!

Randy said...

I love their color. It's so cheerful.

Judy said...

I am always amazed that people can capture birds like this! They seem to move too fast for me...
I have never seen a meadowlark either!

kaye said...

I love to hear the trilling of Meadowlarks--such a pretty song, and a pretty bird.

heyBJK said...

Fantastic shots! I have tried to photograph a lark, but have been unsuccessful so far. I don't see them that often. These are really nice!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful bird viewing in wbw. Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Carole M. said...

how sweet a bird

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird.

Chrissy Brand said...

Great colours, amazing photos.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Wonderful close up images~

Viola said...

You are taking so many good photos of birds! :) I can see the rest of the food in the bird's beak :))
and wow - I can see apples! already now!? =)

see you there! said...

I enjoy looking at every one of your bird photo's.

Darla

Hilke Breder said...

Beautiful shots! Lucky you! I have yet to see one.

Karen said...

It's exciting to capture a bird you have been looking for!

phylliso said...

What a beautiful bird! I have heard that their songs are pretty,have yet to see one,thanks for sharing yours,phyllis

Springman said...

Gorgeous bird!
;-)WBW!

Rose said...

Great captures. I want to photograph one so bad and the ones at the strip pits are so wild.

Down home, they did not seem to mind...would sit on the telephone wire with me right below them.

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